Coming off a string of bass-driven releases, Rain Man has taken a creative pivot with his new single, “Bring Back The Summer,” on Dim Mak Records.
The melodic record contrasts with his aggressive solo productions and is reminiscent of his former Krewella days when the trio pumped out their pop-crossover hit, “Alive.”
Listen below to Rain Main’s newest output, exclusively on Billboard Dance.
According to Rain Man, known by his peers as Kris Trindl, the song was practically built overnight. He had sent Lianna (a.k.a OLY), a basic 32-bar beat and swiftly received five different vocals for it.
Rather than selecting one top line over the others, he “put them all together – used one as the hook, one as the verse, one as the bridge – and it ended up becoming “Bring Back the Summer.””
Although the track’s pop style contrasts his growling 2015 releases, Trindl says he “didn’t think twice about it.”
“Back in 2012 with Krewella when we released “Alive,” we almost didn’t put that song out because we had been making dubstep and bass songs. We thought it was so much different than our other stuff and didn’t know if we could put it out because this was 2012.”
He continues, “If we didn’t release “Alive” when we did – because we thought it was too poppy and people wouldn’t respect us – our career would’ve had a very different trajectory. So when “Bring Back the Summer” was on my plate, I just said, “F— it, it’s music. Let’s put it out.””
Trindl adds that working in the studio with Lianna was similar to his experience with Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf of Krewella. “We sort of have the same synergy that was created with Krewella. When I sit in the room with Lianna, I see that again and see how much potential there is. I can go through my work, they can go through their work and we come together to make something special.”
“When I went out on my own as a solo artist, I said to myself, “I need to prove, or re-prove to these people that I’m a producer.” So that’s where the bass songs in 2015 came from. It was a little bit for me and my ego. I didn’t want people to think that I’m a faker.”
Moving forward, Rain Man plans to produce a little bit of everything “from dubstep to drum & bass to pop and even some acoustic if I can.”